It's time to finally decide: Is Donnie Darko actually deep, or does it just have a really great soundtrack?

Few films of the last 20 years have generated more, or more divisive, conversation—including on this very site, where it’s kicked off discussions about cult film, ideal soundtracks, and the reasons directors should sometimes leave their past work well and truly alone—than Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko . Simultaneously…

Killer Mike tells Stephen Colbert about his new show, marketing the Crips, and how Atlanta is Wakanda

Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike was on Thursday’s Late Show to promote Trigger Warning, his six-episode Netflix series premiering on Friday. With the Grammy-winning Atlanta rapper’s long history of political activism—some more on-point than others—viewers can expect some brashly inventive social satire, according to Mike.…

Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae are doing the rom-com thing, and we're pretty here for it

Every now and again, a film project floats its way across our desk for which no reasonable response is possible, save one: “Hey, nice!” Such is the fate of The Lovebirds, a new romantic comedy set to star certified A.V. Club favorites Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as a couple on the run. Toss in the fact that it’s…

Red Bull Music Festival's LA lineup sits right at the intersection between music fests and film

Although music and film have been intimately wed for going on a century now—whether in concert films, biopics, or just, you know, songs and soundtracks playing in movies—the worlds of their respective festivals have had a harder time finding common ground together over the years. Even the monolithic SXSW, which…

This painting of every Bob's Burgers character is like a Where's Waldo of lovable, meat-punning weirdos

For nine seasons now, Bob’s Burgers has been the most consistently delightful thing in Fox’s animated line-up, slipping into the smart, funny, and warm family-based sitcom space vacated by The Simpsons as it settles ever more deeply into its dotage. And while the show’s Ocean Avenue can’t quite match Springfield’s…

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